Friday, November 09, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 11/09/07

Been a while since I've posted a DBT WIR.

So away we go.

WLAY - AM is a radio station based out of the Shoals. They have currently switched to a format that showcases only tunes written and recorded in the Shoals. Freaking brilliant idea.

WLAY - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"WLAY-AM is also part of the Florence/Muscle Shoals market and is heard at 1450 AM and on a translator at 92.3 on the FM band; it is licensed to the city of Muscle Shoals. WLAY-AM is reputed to be one of the oldest broadcast stations in Alabama and the Southern U.S. It presently airs only music written and recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL. Its Program and Music Director is Brian Rickman"
Sons of Roswell, Lauderdale, Jason Isbell and a host of other great Shoals artist are being played on WLAY-AM.

Obviously, I'm a big fan of Isbell but I want to reiterate that Sons and Lauderdale are two of my very favorite bands who I think and hope will be doing very big things soon.

WLAY-AM is also doing live on air sessions of local artists.

Lauderdale kicks off this series on November 13.

MySpace:

"November, 13 2007 at LAUDERDALE - Live At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios/Jackson Highway, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35674

Cost : Free!

LAUDERDALE. Live & Unplugged as part of our on-going Muscle Shoals Sound Sessions. Check it out on the air Wednesday at 6pm"

Mr. Isbell is up on the 12 of December.


MySpace:
December, 12 2007 at JASON ISBELL - Live At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios - Jackson Highway, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35674

Cost : Free!

JASON ISBELL. Live & Unplugged as part of our on-going Muscle Shoals Sound Sessions. Check it out on the air Wednesday at 6pm on 1450AM or 92.3FM."

This promises to be some great radio.

I'm in the process of finding out if these sessions will be broadcast live on the web or podcasted. When I hear back I'll let y'all know.

Check out their MySpace for some cool interviews with David Hood discussing The Rolling Stones and Areatha and Donnie Fritts.

MySpace.com - WLAY-AM - MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama - R&B / Rock / Country

Also, check out their playlist from the past week:

Myspace.com Blogs - 1450 & 92.3 FM THE SOUND Playlist Week of 11/4/07 - WLAY-AM MySpace Blog

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DBT! DBT! DBT!

Check out Patterson's new blog post and most excellent Halloween costume on his MySpace page:

Myspace.com Blogs - November 6, 2008 – Home Again (Athens GA.) - Patterson Hood

" November 6, 2008 – Home Again (Athens GA.) Moved my stereo into my office (replacing the iPod dock that was in there with turntable for playing vinyl. We actually had a turntable on the bus for the last tour, which inspired all of us to blow most of our per-diems on vinyl. I literally came home with a crate of records (old and new). Records at the house is nothing new, but the living room wasn't as conducive to the kind of listening I crave as my little green room."
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Drive-By Truckers:

"Thanks to everyone who came out to the final leg of The Dirt Underneath and for helping to make 07 in many ways the best year in our bands bumpy history."
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Wooo-hooo Shonna!

Nine Bullets.org: a DBT fansite Shonna premieres 'I'm Sorry Houston' in New York:

"We all knew it was coming, just didn't know when. Well, this past Friday night at the Bowery Ballroom in New York Shonna finally stepped up to the mic and sang her first lead vocal as a Drive-By Trucker. Then she did it again on Saturday in Brooklyn. And again on Sunday in Baltimore. And if that's not enough, Bettye LaVette joined DBT on stage Friday night in New York to perform her song 'I Still Want To Be Your Baby'. Fortunately for all of us, the A/V club was out in full force this weekend..."
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MySpace.com - View Comments:

"JENNY JENNY Oct 22, 2007 6:59 AM Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Hello Patterson...this is my new Great Dane puppy named Patterson after my favorite singer/songwriter. I have never said your name so many times as I have in the last 24 hrs I have had him..'Patterson No', 'Patterson stop', Good boy Patterson', 'Patterson go potty' 'Patterson get down'....etc."
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Cleveland - Music - Shifting Gears:

"Of course, after 20 years of writing together — first in their college band, Adam's House Cat, and now in the Drive-By Truckers — Cooley should know Hood pretty well. Looking back on their partnership, he says one thing comes to mind. 'What the fuck was I thinking?' Cooley chuckles, reflecting on all the wrong turns and cul-de-sacs along the way. 'At any given moment, one of us had a bad idea, and the other one agreed with it.'
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"Then he gets serious and remembers the moment — when both of them were in their 30s — that he felt their partnership just might succeed. They were working dead-end jobs and saw no future, but somehow, something clicked. 'Suddenly we got to a point where we didn't care; we were just having fun, and damn if people didn't start liking it.'"
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"'Once you start being honest with yourself and doing what it is you do, that's when it's going to work or not,' offers Cooley. 'And generally it does.'"
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NineBullets.org - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Bowery Ballroom Photos:
Oliver's Army

Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:23 am Post subject: Bowery Ballroom Photos

I've got my photos from Friday's show at the Bowery Ballroom here...

My only Dirt Underneath show and I was not disappointed. A great night. Enjoy the shots, y'all."
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Learn about 'Monster' Chris Quillen

MySpace.com - Chris Quillen Tribute - 37 - Male - Florence, Alabama - www.myspace.com/chrisquillen

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Jason Isbell

SPIN.com: Jason Isbell Keeps on Truckin'

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Lauderdale

dbts : Message: Lauderdale on Paste CD Sampler (No DBTs)

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Sons of Roswell

Stay tuned for SOR news. A little birdy told me that some big stuff is coming down the pike.

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Audra Brown
As most of you know, I am to be featured in the December show of Detour Memphis on channel 5 here in Memphis. I have captured a rough edit of the show and yall can sneak in and look at it. It is a 30 minute show and I start about 11 minutes in and get the rest of it!!!

You can find the preliminary file in http://www.theriserocks.com/dm. It is the file, dmtve3.wmv. This is not the final edit.

The song titles are not all correct yet and Nick says that they will add proper credits at the end. This was shot way back in the summer when I was one of the young female songwriters at Otherlands. Hope yall like it and watch it when it comes on TV. Consult my myspace for exact times for the show...

Contagiously,

Audra

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Film

MySpace.com: Read Bulletin:

"Do It For Johnny Success in Hollywood! Body: The Do it for Johnny crew are back in Denver after an amazing week at the Hollywood film festival. Looks like several industry people which include all the 'biggies' are interested in both 'Do it for Johnny' and 'Narcophonic the Ballad of Bad Bax'. we now officially have our toe in the door. The Hollywood industry people are beginning to call our film the 'Entourage of the real world' and are seeing this film as an expose on the reality of how hard it is to crack into the industry of commercial film. Wish us luck as we enter the next phase of our mission which is to market DIFJ and begin work on producing our dramatic feature Narcophonic."
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Literature

Sick humor is the best humor

dbts : Message: Re: [dbts] "i hope they serve beer in hell" by tucker max:

"I second that, one HILARIOUS read. Oddly enough, www.tuckermax.com offers up one of the funniest stories I have ever read in my LIFE. I was on a flight to Seattle, and reading his book. When I got to this part, I was laughing (as quietly as I could) so hard, I had tears in my eyes. Every time I would go back to reading, the laughter and tears would start again, and I had to stop, dry my eyes, and start over. It took almost 10 minutes to get through one page. This is the section in the above link, that had me in tears... Day Two: The Texas State Fair and The Embassy Suites Story Scroll down about halfway, you'll find it. Rest assured, the entire story is funny, but this should have you in tears. Again, as Steve says, NOT for those easily offended..."
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Music

Punk kids from Australia who I'm digging on:

MySpace.com - Operator Please - Gold Coast, AU - Indie / Alternative / Rock

Operator Please - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"2007 ARIA Awards, Breakthrough Artist - Single for 'Just a Song About Ping Pong'"






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Check out the Dutch singer Anouk. I'm digging on it hard.



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Perez Hilton � Blog Archive � Quote Of The Day:

"“Music kind of sucks. Nobody’s into being a musician. Everybody’s getting their mogul on. You’ve been so infiltrated by this corporate mentality that all the time you’d spend getting great songs together, you’re busy doing nine other things that have nothing to do with art. You know how shitty Stevie Wonder’s songs would have been if he had to run a fuckin’ clothing company and a cologne line? … Rap sucks, for the most part. Not all rap, but as an art form it’s just not at its best moment. Sammy the Bull would have made a shitty album. And I don’t really have a desire to hear Warren Buffett’s album - or the new CD by Paul Allen. That’s what everybody’s aspiring to be.” - Chris Rock tells the new issue of Rolling Stone"
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The Big Picture | The Eagles Disintermediate Major Labels:

"The Eagles -- the multi-platinum selling alt country/rock band circa 1970s -- are trying an interesting sales strategy for their first studio album in 28 years. For the new disc, it appears that there is: - no recording label participation; - downloads at their site only; - physical 2-CD Set purchased only at Wal-Mart, or ordered at their site ((Eaglesband.com)."
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Porter Wagoner, Gospel Music, King Of Country Gospel, Mr. Grand Ole Opry:

"Porter passed away peacefully last night, October 28, 2007, at 8:25PM Central Time, in a local hospice. All of his friends here at Gusto Records are deeply saddened by his loss. Porter’s family and his friends here would like to thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Country music and the Grand Ole Opry will miss not only Porter’s music, but also his stage presence and his infectious smile. We will always hold him in our hearts, and his musical legacy will live on forever."
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Rosanne Cash to undergo brain surgery - Yahoo! News:

"NEW YORK - Rosanne Cash is facing brain surgery for a 'rare but benign condition' and must cancel the last four concerts on her tour. ADVERTISEMENT 'Rosanne is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the studio to complete the recording of her debut for Manhattan Records,' the music label said Tuesday. 'Ms. Cash will also resume her live performance schedule in the spring and will complete a new book to be published by Viking in early 2009"
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Reunited Sex Pistols' middle-aged anarchy in the USA | the Daily Mail:

"Johnny Rotten seems to have lost none of his bad boy rancour during the last 30 years. The Sex Pistols frontman snarled and shrieked his way through the band's comeback performance in an LA club ahead of their reunion tour.
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Radio Boycotts Bruce Springsteen's Latest:

"Alas, there's a hitch: Radio will not play 'Magic.' In fact, sources tell me that Clear Channel has sent an edict to its classic rock stations not to play tracks from 'Magic.' But it's OK to play old Springsteen tracks such as 'Dancing in the Dark,' 'Born to Run' and 'Born in the USA.'"
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Led Zeppelin saves the world / Because your kid deserves 'Kashmir' as a ringtone. Hey, at least it's not the Beatles:

"There's this moment in 'The Song Remains the Same,' the often wildly cheesy yet still utterly groin-tingling epic 1976 Led Zeppelin concert film/fantasia where a reed-thin, black-clad, heavily sequined Jimmy Page is so violently violating his Les Paul with a shredded violin bow it sounds like demons f-ing in a hurricane."
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Alter Your Mind

Fresh Beer Every Friday:

"Got a new small standard fridge for the basement. Primary purpose is for storing beer, and also allows a nice little annex to the freezer upstairs."
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Test created for wine headache chemicals - Yahoo! News:

"BERKELEY, Calif. - The effects are all too familiar: a fancy dinner, some fine wine and then, a few hours later, a racing heart and a pounding headache. But a device developed by University of California, Berkeley, researchers could help avoid the dreaded 'red wine headache."
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Cannabis use down since legal change

Gordon Brown's plans to tighten the law on cannabis by increasing the penalties for possession suffered a fresh blow yesterday as the latest official figures showed the decision to downgrade the drug had been followed by a significant fall in its use.

British Crime Survey statistics showed that the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds using cannabis slumped from 28% a decade ago to 21% now, with its declining popularity accelerating after the decision to downgrade the drug to class C was announced in January 2004.

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2 comments:

townser said...

Personally, I am waiting for researchers to develop some sort of remedy for the dreaded 'bad beer' headache that seems to afflict me on a daily basis.

Ears are still ringing from yesterday, I caught two different string quartets at two different venues (one a gritty, urban, hole in the wall), some really crappy punk band, a good local alt-country act, and the Drams. Still made it home by 3. Who says KC has no culture? Hope all is well.

JPW said...

Nothing worse than a dirty beer tap hangover. Brutal.

Drams, townser, Drams! Lucky dog. I haven't seen those boys near enough recently. Hopefully, they'll start touring more next year when all the baby's are had and settled.